Washington DC is Blowing Smoke Up Our Ass

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by Cheri RobertsChallenging the RhetoricThe Guerilla Media Network

It’s a double-hitter!

First of all, D.C. Lawmakers have blocked recreational marijuana in the nation’s capital. In November, voters overwhelmingly passed Initiative 71 [by a margin of more than 2 to 1] making recreational marijuana legal in our nation’s capital however; Congress has now stuck a pipe in it and no one gets to smoke it. In a bold move Senate Democrats and House Republicans effectively suspended cannabis legalization indefinitely as part of a government funding deal.

What good is voting if votes are routinely rigged, disenfranchised or ignored?

Secondly, and just as sneaky, there is a bill floating around. The Marijuana Tax Equity Act (H.R. 501) is a current bill that would end the federal prohibition on marijuana. The bill would also impose a whopping 50% excise tax on cannabis sales as well as demand an annual occupational tax on marijuana industry workers.

That doesn’t sound much like an end to pot prohibition.

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